7/20/10

Book Talk Tuesday: GLAPPPS

Anyone who’s read it knows instantly what GLAPPPS stands for. 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a masterpiece.
It’s part romance, part humor, part social commentary, part self-help, part historical, and completely wonderful.
GLAPPPS is an epistolary tale. Letters fly between writer Juliet Ashton and residents of the Isle of Guernsey in the months after World War II. Germany invaded and occupied Guernsey for most of the war and the islanders were hungry for … well, everything. Food, news, books, contact with England, and, most especially, news of family and friends who left the island when the invasion began.
The characters emerge from the pages as real people. The relationships grow and blossom.
I don’t think this story could have been told any other way except through the exchange of letters.
It’s wonderful and highly recommended!


1 comment:

  1. Loved it and wished it could have gone on longer!

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